WITUCKI, CASS "SLUG"

CASS "SLUG" WITUCKI 

Inducted:  August 11, 1990 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  May 26, 1928 in South Bend

High School Attended:  South Bend Washington                          Graduated:  1946

High School Honors:  Played guard on teams that won 14-1-4 during 1944-1945 seasons, coached by Indiana Hall of Famer George Basker; won All-State honors and was chosen captain for the 1945 season.

College Attended:  Indiana University          Graduated:  1950

College Honors:  4-year football letterman; honored by school's Falcon Club as the Most Valuable Player in 1948 rain-marred game against Notre Dame.

Professional Athletic Background:  Drafted by National Football League's Washington Redskins in 1950; played the 1950 and 1951 season with the Redskins but was called to duty with the Air Force as a lieutenant and missed the 1952 NFL season; served in Japan and returned to the Redskins in time for the 1954 season; played four more seasons with the Redskins as a guard on the offensive team.

Special Recognition:  Sammy Baugh, one of the Redskin's greatest players, named Witucki to his "All Time Redskins Team;" served as President of the Redskin Alumni; also was past-president of the Touchdown Club of Washington.

Family:  Wife, Betsy; children, Glenn, Bruce, and Ruth Anne.